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November 2012

Cloud of the Month for November 2012

November 2012

A Busy Lenticularis Sky over Chile

Lenticularis clouds dominate the cloudscape over the Torres del Paine mountains, Chile, in November’s Cloud of the Month. This type of cloud can often look rather like a flying saucer. This is particularly the case when you see a lenticularis cloud on its own, surrounded by blue sky. Lenticularis is caused by the wind taking on a wave-like path as it rises to pass over a mountain peak. Over a whole mountain range, many lenticularis clouds can form in the sky at the same time. As each merges with its neighbours, a dramatic cloudscape of interconnected discs and lozenges can appear like this beautiful example captured by Jacob Krynauw over Chile.

© Photograph Jacob Krynauw.

10 Comments
  • Fred McDonald

    November 6, 2012at11:04 pm

    I totally apprciate clouds now! :D

  • Hannah Bailey avatar

    Hannah

    November 7, 2012at9:45 pm

    Cloud Members Unite!!! Fluffy Cloud Lovers Everywhere Make Us Proud! :)

  • Henrik Kolden

    November 13, 2012at2:51 pm

    Beautiful! Looks like a condor crossing the Andes!

  • Kerry

    November 26, 2012at1:25 pm

    What an incredible picture!

  • Brinda Takley

    December 4, 2012at7:53 am

    Grand,Spectacular and dramatic!

    I want to join the society!

  • Warren Rowe avatar

    wq1c2012

    December 18, 2012at4:45 am

    Absolutely amazing! I am so glad I joined the Society!

  • Diane Oldham avatar

    Diane

    January 2, 2013at9:27 pm

    Wow. What a photo

  • Eve Hart

    January 2, 2013at11:14 pm

    Loving these clouds guys dey is my fave!!!!

  • Eve Hart

    January 2, 2013at11:14 pm

    Meow

  • Garry Hodson avatar

    GHodson

    January 27, 2013at9:05 am

    Beautiful

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